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Syed Balkhi: How He Went From $0 To +$100M Before Age 30

Syed Balkhi: How He Went From $0 To +$100M Before Age 30

Update: 2023-08-1710


Episode 486: Shaan Puri ( and Sam Parr ( talk with Syed Balkhi ( about moving from Pakistan with no money to building a 9-figure WordPress empire before he turned 30. Learn why he turned down a $70M offer, why he bought a gas station as a baby shower gift, the difference between recurring revenue vs. re-occurring revenue, and much more.

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Show Notes:

(0:00 ) Intro

(7:00 ) Starts first business at 13

(12:00 ) Starts WPBeginner at 16

(17:00 ) Syed’s 1st million at 21

(22:05 ) Buying gas stations

(28:20 ) Recurring revenue vs. Re-occurring revenue

(31:00 ) Heads I win, tails I don't lose (much)

(34:20 ) Mismanaged gems

(44:00 ) Business Idea #1: Content Agency

(46:00 ) Going from creator/operator to capital allocator

(51:30 ) Straight cash, homie

(55:30 ) Idea #2: AI Wrappers

(57:00 ) Idea #3: Freedom of Information Act Arbitrage

(1:00:50 ) Net worth breakdown

(1:03:15 ) Learning how to spend money

(1:06:40 ) Thoughts on buy vs. build

(1:09:00 ) Closing thoughts


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Syed Balkhi: How He Went From $0 To +$100M Before Age 30

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